Geographical Distribution Requirement

Students must take two courses focused on the histories of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. They may overlap with courses taken to satisfy the thematic distribution requirements.

NOTE: bolded courses with an asterisk * will be offered in Spring 2023

  • HIS 201: A History of the World
  • HIS 205: The Byzantine Empire
  • EAS 206 / HIS 206: Medieval Asian Worlds: Korea, Japan, China, Inner and South Asia
  • HIS 207: History of East Asia to 1800
  • *HIS 208: East Asia Since 1800
  • EAS 218 / HIS 209: Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization: A History of Japan until 1600
  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • AAS 313 / HIS 213: Modern Caribbean History
  • *NES 390 / HIS 221: Medieval Cairo: A Survival Guide
  • NES 201 / HIS 223: Introduction to the Middle East
  • EAS 240/HIS 240: The Perception of China and Asia in the West
  • HIS 241: Faith and Power in the Indian Ocean Arena
  • NES 350 / HIS 245: The Islamic World From its Emergence to the Beginnings of Westernization
  • HUM 248/NES 248/HIS 248: Near Eastern Humanities II: Medieval to Modern Thought and Culture
  • *HIS 250: The Mother and Father Continent: A Global History of Africa
  • NES 369 / HIS 251: The World of the Cairo Geniza
  • EAS 253/HIS 253: The Law in Action in Premodern Japan: A Comparative Perspective
  • HIS 267: The Modern Middle East 
  • EAS 279/HIS 276: The Qin Dynasty and the Beginnings of Empire in China
  • EAS 280 / HIS 279: Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
  • HIS 282: A Documents-Based Approach to Asian History
  • HIS 303: Colonial Latin America to 1810
  • HIS 304: Modern Latin America Since 1810
  • EAS 409 / HIS 309: The Warrior Culture of Japan
  • NES 316/HIS 311: Global Trade before the modern Period
  • HIS 314: Precolonial Africa
  • *HIS 315: Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • HIS 316: South African History, 1497 to the Present
  • HIS 317: The Making of Modern India and Pakistan
  • EAS 321 / HIS 321: Early Modern Japan
  • HIS 322: 20th-Century Japan 
  • EAS 309/HIS 323: Ideas and Society in Modern Japan, 1600-1945
  • HIS 324: Early Modern China
  • *HIS 325: China, 1850 to the Present
  • HIS 332: Pre-Colonial India: Politics, Religion, and Culture in South Asia, 1000-1800 CE
  • HIS 333: Modern Brazilian History
  • HUM 335 / HIS 334: A Global History of Monsters
  • NES 437 / HIS 337: The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800
  • NES 392 / HIS 338: Clash of Civilizations?
  • EAS 340/HIS 340: Culture and Society in Late Imperial China: 1000-1900
  • HIS 341: Making Minorities: Modern South Asian Histories
  • *HIS 342: Southeast Asia’s Global History
  • HIS 345: The Crusades
  • NES 338 / HIS 349: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • ART 361 / HIS 355: The Art and Archaeology of Plague
  • JDS 355 / HIS 356: Between Swords and Stones: Jerusalem, a History
  • HIS 408: Selected Topics in 20th-Century Latin America
  • HIS 410: Culture and Revolution in the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 411 World After Empire
  • HIS 416 : Resistance and Reform: Islam and Colonialism in Modern South Asia
  • HIS 417: Gandhi: The Making of the Mahatma
  • HIS 419: Topics in the History of Modern Syria
  • HIS 420: Desi Girl, Mother India: Gender, Sexuality, and History in Hindi Cinema
  • HIS 422: Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800
  • HIS 423: The History of Christianity in Africa: From St. Mark to Desmond Tutu
  • HIS 428: Empire and Catastrophe
  • HIS 432: Environment and War
  • NES 433 / HIS 433: Imperialism and Reform in the Middle East and the Balkans
  • HIS 436: Working Class Lives on the Indian Subcontinent
  • HIS 437: Law After Rome
  • HIS 438: History of Palestine / Israel
  • HIS 439: China’s Frontiers
  • HIS 443: Black Worldmaking: Freedom Movements Then and Now
  • EAS 415/HIS 444: Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century
  • HIS 454 / SAS 454: Afghanistan in World History: Between and Beyond Empires
  • HIS 472: Medicine and Society in China: Past and Present
  • HIS 473: White Hunters, Black Poachers: Africa and the Science of Conservation
  • HIS 484: Borderlands, Border Lives